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Lincoln Continental, Brakes, Electrical, Engine, Exhaust, Fuel System, Oil, Suspension, Transmission, Sedan
#84 of 135 Re: AIR SUSPENSION [regoggins]
Apr 27, 2009 (2:29 pm)
yeah its the air bags over straining the compressor typically. This is a common problem with Lincolns and many of the vehicles that now use an air ride system. In my opinion they are WAY overengineered designed to put more money in the dealership shop pockets. The air bags are not designed for temperatures below 40 degrees or above 94 degrees. They are prone to dry rot on the INSIDE fold of the bag (where it folds over on tself making it VERY difficult to detect with the soapy water test) Once the air bag gets tiny leaks and cracks, it starts over working the compressor trying to keep a "holy balloon" filled with air. Eventually the system falls like a house of cards and ends up being VERY expensive to replace PROPERLY. I converted from my old air ride system on my Continental to a passive conversion kit.. basically taking the compressor, air bag, dryer, solonoid etc out and replacing them with American Steel coiled springs. I got it from Strutmasters.com with a lifetime warranty.. so that gave me some piece of mind. http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/WebX/.f146299/82 I actually LOVE the ride. It is just as responsive as the air system while being smoother in my opinion. Check them out at Strutmasters.com and give a look. Hopefully they can help you as well as they helped me!!
#85 of 135 fuel gauge problem
Apr 28, 2009 (10:17 am)
My car reads full at start up, then goes to empty regardless of how much fuel is in the tank. Is this s ground problem, or a sending unit problem?
#86 of 135 Re: 2002 continental lighting probs [barbiescar]
May 03, 2009 (3:39 pm)
did you get your problem fixed. After my 2002 was in storage for 4 months the battery was weak and barely got car started. Now I notice both map lights are on and won't turn off. Any ideas?
May 26, 2009 (10:37 am)
2001 Lincoln Continental 68,000 mi in excellent condition Transmission seems to sometimes slip Driving distances (100+mi) have watery transmission fluid leak
Dealer says expensive to get at transmission and fix Any ideas/alternatives would be appreciated Thanks
#88 of 135 I jumpstarted my lincoln and now my starter wants to start.
Jun 23, 2009 (5:27 pm)
So i had to jump my lincoln 92 continental and my negative line was on the post to the front right of the car. The positive was on the positive and I tried to jump start the car. The car started but just turned on without me having to crank the key all the way forward and there were sparks coming from the negative feed. I immediatley turned off the charger and the car was still running. The odd thing to me was the starter was still trying to start the car untill i put it in drive. I later then moved the car to a friends place and thats when the car didnt want to shut off. For when i put the car into park the starter wanted to still start. To turn the car off i Took both negative and positive feeds off the posts of the battery and took out the sixth fuse in the box under the hood. Does any body have any suggestions that would help out my problem? I have already changed the solenoid for the starter relay on the fenderwall. So i know it cant be that. I dont have a multimeter so i might need one of those to check if its the starter. Please if anyone has had this happen or seen it happen I would really appreciate the feedback.
#89 of 135 Re: I jumpstarted my lincoln and now my starter wants to start. [sin1215]
Jul 14, 2009 (12:01 pm)
I found out that it was the old command start that was put in the car had been fried.
All i had to do was take out the damn thing and it was good as new
#90 of 135 Re: 1995 lincoln continental
Aug 06, 2009 (7:41 am)
I disconnected my battery , connected it again and now the map lights and courtesy lights inside will not go off. Please advise.